Ooo Rescuing Word
Every once in a while my version of Word – for no apparent reason – chokes on a document and crashes whenever it is opened. This happens every so often (- maybe once a month?). The solution I have found works best is to open the document in Ooo (which so far hasn’t failed) and then save it again as a .doc. Word is then happy to open it. Tch!
It is ironic that I need to use an open tool to recover data from a closed format when the closed program specifically designed for that task falls over – especially given that the closed source vendor refuses to provide visibility of the data format.